Monthly archives: December, 2014

R-CALF USA: Vilsack Wrong to Blame Producers for His Checkoff Failure

R-CALF USA: Vilsack Wrong to Blame Producers for His Checkoff Failure Billings, Mont. – In an interview with DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reportedly announced that he was abandoning his plans to seek reforms to the national Beef Checkoff Program. Vilsack had issued a formal notice in the Federal Register



Vilsack Dropping Beef Checkoff Proposal

Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor Thursday 18.12.14 Vilsack Dropping Beef Checkoff Proposal With Congress blocking USDA from spending any funds to create a second beef checkoff, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he’s happy at least that people within the beef industry could at least find an area of agreement. In a phone interview Thursday,



Cattle politics threatened by packing industry – Bismark Tribune

Bismarck Tribune December 16, 2014 7:00 pm • By Lauren Donovan Cattle politics threatened by packing industry Bill Bullard, of Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, a cattlemen’s activist group, says beef growers need to guard against what he calls "chickenization" of the cattle industry. (1) More Photos RICHARDTON — Growers don’t let your beef cows



Better Markets — The widening wealth gap

Financial Reform Newsletter The 2008 financial crash caused the worst economy since the Great Depression of the 1930s, but the top 1% are doing very well: Last week’s newsletter discussed yet another study showing how middle-class wealth has plummeted since the crash of 2008. Today’s New York Times shows "Fueled by Recession, US Wealth Gap



Meeting the people that feed us: A Sense of Place production, By Alex Suber and Julian Kraus-Polk

Meeting the people that feed us: A Sense of Place production Posted on December 18, 2014 by Mike Callicrate This is a short film by Alex Suber and Julian Kraus-Polk. The film provides a glimpse of the foodscape in the Colorado Springs area. We highlight some of the local farmers who provide food to Colorado



NCBA is spending checkoff dollars to make their industrial meat system appear “sustainable”

The Global Roundtable For Sustainable Beef is a cooperative effort of the world’s biggest corporations and their lackeys to control the world’s food supply by 2020. Mike Callicrate Ranch Foods Direct 2901 N. El Paso Colorado Springs, CO 80907 719-473-2306 www.MikeCallicrate.com http://Nobull.MikeCallicrate.com/Subscribe/



‘Fast Track’ To Nowhere: Congress Shouldn’t Give Obama Power To Ram Through TPP

‘Fast Track’ To Nowhere: Congress Shouldn’t Give Obama Power To Ram Through TPP 12/16/2014 Forbes Staff , Contributor Post written by Daniel DiMicco Mr. DiMicco is chairman emeritus of Nucor Steel and a member of the board of the Coalition for a Prosperous America. If the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade and global governance agreement has



Anti-family farmer surprise in spending bill

Anti-family farmer surprise in spending bill OFU calling on Ohioans to call their U.S. Senators and Representatives Published on December 14th, 2014 “This is an egregious abuse of power conducted in the dark of night with no public hearing or scrutiny on policy that greatly affects both consumers and family farmers,” said Ohio Farmers Union



Elizabeth Warren may be the President we need…Break up the monopoly power!

Elizabeth Warren may be the President we need… Farmers Alliance Declaration 1896 We hold therefore that to restore and preserve these rights under a republican form of government, private monopoly of public necessities for speculative purposes, whether of the means of production, distribution or exchange, should be prohibited, and whenever any such public necessity or



Elizabeth Warren may be the President we need…Break up the monopoly power!

Elizabeth Warren may be the President we need…